Chez Rueda

Director, People Operations

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As the Head of People at Singularity University, Chez manages all aspects of Human Resources for the company and is driven by the philosophy that if all people are given the right systems, support, and opportunity, they are capable of exponential greatness. She is committed to creating an environment for managers to develop highly engaged employees and for all employees to feel valued and successful.

In her previous role on the People Team at Omidyar Network, Chez managed people data, created policies, and served as a peer coach working with employees on topics such as giving and receiving feedback, goal setting, and work life balance. Prior to Omidyar Network Chez’s career focused on retail customer service and management at companies including Nordstrom and Restoration Hardware.

Chez graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in business administration and management from Notre Dame de Namur University and holds certifications in Holistic Wellness and Life Coaching from the ICF accredited Health Coach Institute.  One of her long-term goals is to help create a new narrative about HR, where People Teams are seen as key thought partners to leadership, not regulators and disciplinarians.

Chez grew up in San Diego, CA, and moved to the Bay Area almost 20 years ago. She lives with her husband, Craig, son, Hunter, and crazy dog, Leroy. They enjoy being outdoors, DIY-remodeling and spending time with friends.